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Federal Register Notice: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 14, 2021 - 11:39 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that in accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert: Corroded turntable pins can cause structural failure on accommodation ladders

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:17 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving corrosion of the turntable pin on accommodation ladders. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Jiangsu Nanji Machinery Co., Ltd.

Maritime CommonsMonday, September 13, 2021 - 2:58 PM
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 44th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Jiangsu Nanji Machinery Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.  [ Read Full Article ]

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsMonday, September 13, 2021 - 1:48 PM
The Coast Guard announces the appointment of 13 individuals to serve as members of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). [ Read Full Article ]

Changes to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars 02-18 and 24-14

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 9, 2021 - 12:44 PM
The Coast Guard has published Change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 24-14. [ Read Full Article ]

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group: 2021/2022 meeting schedule

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 7, 2021 - 12:03 PM
The National Maritime Center is commissioning a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and availability of examination references. The NMC looks forward to resuming this working group for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022. [ Read Full Article ]

National Towing Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

Maritime CommonsTuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:41 AM
The Coast Guard has announces the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (N-TSAC). [ Read Full Article ]

COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-3

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 2, 2021 - 3:21 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 Change 3 "COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System" to provide notification that mariners on “Non-passenger- carrying commercial vessels operated by a team of [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB: COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-3

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 2, 2021 - 3:21 PM
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-21 Change 3 "COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System" to provide notification that mariners on “Non-passenger- carrying commercial vessels operated by a team of [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Register Notice: Change 2 to NVIC 02-18 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT

Maritime CommonsThursday, September 2, 2021 - 2:54 PM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the availability of change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT. [ Read Full Article ]

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